9/11: Mental Health in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks

9/11: Mental Health in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks

by Yuval Neria, Raz Gross, Randall D. Marshall, Ezra S. Susser, Beverley Raphael
     
 

Does terrorism have a unique and significant emotional and behavioral impact among adults and children? In what way does the impact of terrorism exceed the individual level and affect communities and specific professional groups as well as test different leadership styles? How were professional communities of mental health clinicians, policy makers and researchers

Overview

Does terrorism have a unique and significant emotional and behavioral impact among adults and children? In what way does the impact of terrorism exceed the individual level and affect communities and specific professional groups as well as test different leadership styles? How were professional communities of mental health clinicians, policy makers and researchers mobilized to respond to the emerging needs post-disaster? What are the lessons learned from the work conducted after 9/11 and the implications for future disaster mental health work and preparedness efforts? Yuval Neria and his team are uniquely placed to answer these questions having been involved in modifying ongoing trials and setting up new ones in New York to address these issues straight after the attacks. No psychiatrist, mental health professional or policy maker should be without this book.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Welcome the accounts of logistics, public education campaigns and utilization described...Contains strong review chapters, including summaries of methodological controversies in disaster research, treatment efficacy and disaster response...This book is a good reference for those interested in the aftermath of September 11th."
Sally L. Satel, MD, PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107406421
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/16/2012
Pages:
676
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.34(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Neria is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology at the Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University and Associate Director of Trauma Studies and Services at The New York State Psychiatric Institute. Date of birth: July 9 1952.

Raz Gross, MD, MPH received his M.D. degree from Tel Aviv University. After training in medicine and residency in psychiatry, Dr Gross moved to New York where he completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology at Columbia University, and also received his Masters in Public Health degree. Dr Gross is currently an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry at Columbia. He is involved in studies of workers who participated in the clean-up and recovery effort at ground zero after September 11, and of the mental health consequences of 9/11 on primary care patients in Northern Manhattan. Dr Gross is also a member of the core research team conducting a web-based survey on the psychological effects of losing a loved one on 9/11. His other areas of research include studies examining the relationship between psychiatric and medical conditions; prenatal and early life risk factors for major psychiatric disorders; and clinical trials.

Randall Marshal is Director of Trauma Studies and Services, New York State Psychiatric Institute; Associate Director, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Ezra Susser is Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and Head of the Department of Epidemiology of Brain Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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